Mr Ramsay is the school’s Online Safety leader. Learning about how to stay safe online is very important. At St. John’s we make sure our pupils are aware of the risks of being online and what they can do to keep themselves safe. We have a set of SMART rules which the children are expected to follow at home and in school to make sure they stay safe online. These rules can be viewed below and should be followed when using all kinds of technology such as mobile phone, games consoles, tablets and home computers.
On this page we have gathered a number of resources, documents, videos and links to other website to help you successfully navigate through the ever changing face of the internet. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school. We would be only too pleased to give you any help or advice about keeping you and your children safe whilst online.
The school is supported by OneIT, who ensure the school has the latest and most effective internet filtering system and firewalls. Our filtering, Securly, is an Education cloud filtering solution and stops access to illegal, abusive or extremist material. If a child or adult in school attempts to access inappropriate material, the Headteacher/Safeguarding Lead is sent a notification email. The school also uses Impero. This software is installed onto all online devices and records all activity, including websites visited and documents opened, deleted or printed. We work with Northumbria police to monitor our network infrastructure too, they provide tests and inform us of vulnerabilities if there are any.
Online Safety Tips from St. John’s Pupils
Let’s Talk About Online Safety
The 4 Cs
Our Links With Darlington Internet Safety Partnership
We work closely with Darlington Internet Safety Partnership (DISP). DISP are a multi-agency partnership whose aim is to help everyone build digital literacy and resilience by:
· Using local and national intelligence and data as an evidence base.
· Increasing knowledge and skills to safely use the internet and social media.
Additionally, DISP aim to help everyone develop a strong understanding of:
· Social media apps
· Child sexual exploitation
· Identity fraud
· Digital footprints
Click the image to visit the DISP website
We have connections with C:TheBox, a local media hub or ‘youth club’ that offers free online safety support for children and families. This includes a safe space where children can play videogames and browse the internet as well as supporting parents by setting up devices and consoles with parental controls. Please see the images below to find out where it is located. For more information, email media youth workers Michael Clarke or Colin Gibson with the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com